Lot 241 of 438:
Letter from missionary in Liberia, 1845  

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Letter from James Eden in Monrovia, Liberia, to William Lowrie in New York, describing the state of his church and other matters

Eden, James, Rev.

Monrovia, Liberia


Nov. 13, 1845


Autograph letter signed by Rev. James Eden. 2½ pp., on stampless lettersheet, addressed on the 4th page. The pages are separated. 25x19.5 cm (9¾x7½").

The Rev. Eden's church has been damaged, "it his now nearly two months since we have been unable to hold worship in our House appointed for that purpose in consequence of falling of the wall during... the rains... We were driven to... beg the good citizens of Monrovia to aid us to repair the damages sustained but we have made but a very little progress... I presume we might expect some assistance but the spirit of bigotry runs high here..."

Lot Amendments

A few short edge tears and splits, ink numbers at top of leaves; very good.

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